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Alert Levels

Level-0 

NORMAL. There are NO known or potential incidents, dangers, threats or situations. 
RESPONSE: Continue daily operations & schedules. Conduct ongoing preparedness program and maintain both readiness and awareness levels. 

Level-1 
  
NOTICE. Initial notification of current or possible incident, threat or situation. 
RESPONSE: No deployment mobilization authorized. Implement Checklist:: 
1. Initiate intelligence gathering & documentation activities regarding situation 
2. Begin portable (HT) radio and other rechargeable devices on “charge” status.

Level-2 
  
ALERT. Local or adjacent OA emergency “volunteer” communicators have mobilized. 
RESPONSE: No deployment mobilization authorized. Support requests may be possible. 
Implement Checklist 
1. Advise family members / loved ones. 
2. Confirm radio programming for accuracy. 
3. Continue intelligence-gathering & documentation activities. 
4. Monitor 146.025 Repeater or 145.555 Simplex for updates and possible Resource Net
5. Initiate vehicle safety inspection (VSI) checklist. ( Confirm gas tank levels=FULL ) 
6. Start daily ICS-214 documentation. Record all actions / activity. 

Level-3 
  
STAND-BY. No deployment mobilization authorized. Notification of possible shift activation. 
RESPONSE: 
1. Confirm health/safety of all family members/loved ones. 
2. Advise “out-of-area” emergency contacts of situation. 
3. Monitor situation by radio (if possible or practical) 
4. Continue intelligence gathering, deployment checklists & documentation activities. 
5. Announce to Resource Net when you are “ready to mobilize” 
6. Resource Net to initiate or create Travel Net capability.

Level-4 
  
STAGE. Notification of full or partial shift deployments. 
RESPONSE: 
1. Establish and maintain communications with Net Control. 
2. Confirm “safety net” operations, contact and frequencies. 
3. Confirm all intentions with Net Control before implementing any actions. 
4. Maintain daily ICS-214 for details (mileage, locations, assignments) and accuracy.

Level-5 
 
DEPLOY. Full or partial assignment to incident, perhaps in shifts. 
RESPONSE: 
1. Follow all deployment instructions and safety guidelines. 
2. NEVER leave your radio unattended (without authorization). 
3. Contact Net Control before deviating from any assignment or instructions.
 

Level- 6 

DISASTER. Disaster operations mode. 
 RESPONSE: Do whatever you can to help. Maintain a safe environment. Never jeopardize the 
safety of yourself or those around you. Unconventional assignments may be necessary. Remember 
AND USE your training and common sense. Keep daily ICS-214 updated. 

Level-R 

RECOVERY. 
RESPONSE: 
1. Confirm safety of family / loved ones / neighbors. 
2. Replenish or replace all used or depleted resources. 
3. Conduct vehicle safety inspection (VSI). 
4. Implement plan for recovery to Level-0 preparedness/readiness capability. 
5. Advise when Level 0 using most expeditious method. 
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